Wildrose District

Posted July 16, 2009 in Gold Mining
Publication Info: Gold Districts of California Bulletin 193 California Division of Mines and Geology 1976 Table of Contents

Some gold has been recovered from placer and lode deposits in the Wildrose Canyon area in east-central Inyo County. The area, in the Panamint Mountains, is part of Death Valley National Monument. Apparently the main sources of lode gold have been the Burro, Gem, and New Discovery mines, which were active in the 1930s and 1940s. At these mines, there is a series of northwest-striking quartz veins in granitic rocks, schist, and gneiss. Most of the gold occurs in sulfides, which are extremely abundant in places. The placers were small and discontinuous.

Norman, L.A., Jr., and Stewart, R. M., 1951, Inyo County, Corona (New Discovery and Gem) mine: California Jour. Mines and Geology, vol 47, pp. 40-41.

Sampson, R. J., 1932, Inyo County, Burro, New Discovery and Gem mines: California Div Mines Rept. 28, pp. 364-366.

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